There is a new art league developing, and the group is introducing itself by launching the inaugural Creative Paint Out at the Jessamine County Courthouse this Saturday.
The fledgling group, Creative Art League of Jessamine County, Inc. (CAL), is making its mark in the community by hosting an free-for-all event that encourages all level of artists and lovers of art to attend.
No matter if you are an artist who would like to display your work for others, a budding artist who would like to meet other artists and learn new techniques or just a patron and appreciator of the paints, there will be a place for you at Creative Paint Out, CAL founder and president Constance Grayson said.
The event was purposely planned to tie up the tail end of Kentucky Arts and Education week (Sept. 9 -15), Grayson said.
“In connection with that, we wanted to focus on the visual arts in Jessamine County, so we are inviting everyone with even a little bit of interest in art — artist or not — to come out,” she said. “If you want to come out and watch artists, be an artist, or if you are an artist and would like to display it that would be great.”
CAL will provide some limited supplies Saturday, mostly for children, to do water colors and sidewalk art, but Grayson hopes others will bring communal supplies and help expand the event for everyone.
The event is coordinated by CAL and sponsored by Gullette and Grayson, PSC. There will also be pizza catered by Papa Murphy’s of Nicholasville for those who attend.
The art league is fairly new, founded by Grayson, Stephanie Routt and Wendy Turner just within the past few months. In fact, CAL will hold its first offical meeting just a few days before the Creative Paint Out at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jessamine County Public Library. The meeting is open to the public and hopes to bring in community members who have a passion for the arts and the education of children on the importance of art.
Grayson said the purpose of her group and its first event is to raise the interest and the knowledge of the all the creative people in Jessamine County. The art league plans to host workshops, group exhibits and focus on children’s eduction in arts in the near future.
“We’re going to be a very active organization within the community,” Grayson said.
CAL is encouraging artists in the community, regardless of skill level or age, to bring art supplies that can be shared Saturday, or at the very least bring an open mind to see other artists at work.
The event is also meant to encourage established artists in the community who would like have a gallery viewing of their work to bring pieces for display.
The event is family oriented and works may be viewed by children, which is why any work depicting nudity will not be allowed at the venue.
For more information, email Constance@Gullettelaw.com or call 859-885-5536.